29 Jan 15

Priorslee Lake: 11:00am

10 Great Crested Grebes (six, 2 adult 4 imm, in a loose flock)
2 Cormorant.

(Martin Grant)

Telford Crematorium

Adult Caspian Gull in fields by crematorium at 1:29pm; also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls. More here with photos. (Tom Lowe)

On this day in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014
Priorslee Lake
Velvet Scoter - 1st winter
3 Scaup - 1st winter drake and 2 1st winter ducks
1 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull
313 Black-headed Gulls
2 Great Black-backed Gulls
13 Herring Gulls
(Gary Crowder/Ed Wilson)
Drake Scaup
c.400 Black-headed Gulls
246 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
34 Herring Gulls
2 Great Black-backed Gulls
(Ed Wilson and et al)
c.2000 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
109 Herring Gulls
1 Yellow-legged Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
c.250 Black-headed Gulls
The roost was interrupted twice by birds of prey, the first by a Buzzard that put them all up and then by a Merlin later.
(Martin Adlam)
Duck Goldeneye
(Ed Wilson)